They're a little imposing, but I really like them. I bought them because I didn't want a sub in my PC system, but I still wanted bass that reaches down into the 40Hz range. That doesn't leave much of an option aside from going with a big speaker with a big woofer (in this price range for sure). There are likely some 6" or 7" monitors that would do the trick moving up a little in price.
They're similar in size to most other 8" studio monitors (maybe just slightly above average).